2 die in Pretoria street race
Pretoria - Two men died in a street race in
Pretoria North on Thursday morning, paramedics said.
Eye witnesses saw four vehicles racing
through red traffic lights at 01:00, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey
"The driver of a bakkie appeared to have
lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a bend. The bakkie left the road
and struck a tree at high speed. Both the driver and passenger were killed on
impact," he said.
Wicks said no one else was injured and the
other cars drove away.
Three people died in an apparent drag race in
Pretoria in April.
Afterwards Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele
urged law enforcement officials to crack down on illegal drag racing.
"Law enforcement officers are expected
to know where these illegal drag races are taking place, and must stop it even
before it starts," he said.
Ndebele said law enforcers should not be
afraid to confiscate vehicles or suspend licences if it would prevent illegal